Dedicatio

By Summus Mus, in 'Latin Culture', Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Summus Mus Member

    Hi all,

    I was hoping one of you might know a thing or two about proper form for dedications. I'm not writing anything hendecasyllabic.

    -Mus
  2. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Salve Mus,
    As far as dedications are considered (e.g. latin), I used to search the internet for their english, german or french counterparts and then translate them into latin.
    http://www.scribendi.com/advice/dedication_examples.en.html
    http://www.reference.com/motif/arts/list-of-book-dedications
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3665697/To-whom-it-may-concern.html
    e.g. Parentibus meis; Uxori meae; hunc libellum amico/magistro meo carissimo dedico....

    a. To dedicate, inscribe a composition to any one (for which mittere ad aliquem, or mittere alicui, Cic. Att. 8, 11, 7; 14, 21, 3; id. Div. 2, 1, 3; Varr. L. L. 5, 1): “Honori et meritis dedicans illum librum tuis,” Phaedr. 3 prol. 30; “Plin. H. N. praef. § 12: perfecto operis tibi dedicati tertio libro,” Quint. 4 prooem. § 4. —

    Hope to have been of any assistance to you.
    Last edited by Adrian, Aug 20, 2012
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  3. Peter Carroll New Member

    Thanks, that's not quite what was needed I suppose, but at least something... Even after 5 years there is not much on Latin dedications online.. I was on the edge of trying luck with an essay service checked reviews and here I am...

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